Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 14:42:12 -0800 (PST)

UCI at 40: A Look at Another Medical Scandal

Irvine -- Is UCI rushing too fast to be a top university? Late last week, UCI closed its liver transplant program after the federal government rescinded its certification for Medicare reimbursements for such transplants, in the wake of a federal investigation, patient lawsuits, and a Los Angeles Times expose last Thursday.

As UCI celebrates its 40th anniversary, Subversity, a public affairs radio program at UC Irvine, looks back at yet another medical school scandal, the UCI fertility scandal. We air our 2003 webcast interview with University of Colorado Assistant Prof. Mary Dodge, who did her 1997 criminology Ph.D thesis at UCI on the fertility scandal. She is the co-author of Stealing Dreams: A Fertility Clinic Scandal (Northeastern University Press, 2003). She looks into the cover-up by the UCI administration of the human eggs and embryos scandal of the 1990s, and the ensuing media scrutiny that led to the firing of a tenured professor, over the objections of the faculty who reviewed the case. Dodge wrote the book with UCI emeritus Prof. Gilbert Geis. She is profiled here

Our interview with Mary Dodge airs Monday, November 14, 2005 at 9-10 am on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, California, and is simultaneously webcast via